Apparently not satisfied with the middle finger he delivered to America last week when he cast the deciding vote against the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. John McCain is telling his colleagues that he wants to bring back the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill when he gets back from his cancer treatments.
According to the Arizona Republic, McCain has been in talks with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about reviving the much-maligned bill, which would grant amnesty to most illegal immigrants in the United States. The bill, which nearly cost some Republicans – like Marco Rubio – their careers, would be an enormous slap in the face to President Donald Trump and his supporters.
In remarks to his hometown newspaper, McCain said he wants “to reintroduce the same package that was passed through the United States Senate and never taken up in the House.”
Has this guy been asleep for the last three years?
“Immigration reform is one of the issues I’d like to see resolved,” McCain told the paper. “I’ve got to talk to [Schumer] about when would be the best time. I think there are all kinds of deals to be made out there. I really do.”
Should McCain and the Democrats be successful in reviving the bill and passing it to the president’s desk, it would look something like this: It would carve out a path to citizenship for most of the illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S., boost the number of H-1B visas afforded to overseas workers, and expand the number of legal immigrants who could come into the country for the next three decades. In a nutshell, this bill would embody the exact opposite of everything the Trump administration is trying to do right now with regards to immigration and instead accelerate us towards the Obama-version of the America future.
We’re not even sure how angry to get about this news, because we can hardly imagine too many Republicans jumping back into this particular fire. If anything, this is a sign that McCain is slipping into senility or possibly experiencing the side effects of his tumor. We’re not saying that to be glib, either; we seriously cannot imagine what in the blue hell he is thinking with this misguided, misbegotten effort. The only thing that makes ANY sense is that he’s decided to go down in a blaze of glory and exact revenge for Trump’s “war hero” comments made back in 2015. That’s a pathetic reason to betray the voters of Arizona, but hey, that’s John McCain for you.